Zuhro is a first-year student at the American University of Central Asia, department of Business Administration. Here is her story:
“This year I enrolled at the American University of Central Asia, because it is the right path and direction for my life. I heard many interesting things about this university from my friends. Among them are several characteristics of this university that I could not ignore. As I understood, AUCA encourages students to study independently and gives leadership and presentation skills, teaches proper time management, encourages creativity, and gives opportunity to students to study abroad and to discover the world of knowledge with its rich educational resources. I believe that all of the above develops me as a good researcher and leader. The major of Business Administration is the path that will lead me toward the realization of my dream.
AUCA gives an opportunity of financial support to all its students with a Kiva loan. I would like to take an opportunity and apply for financial support. It will enable me to cover my tuition fees.”
About American University of Central Asia
The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary university in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1993 with the support of the United States Government and the Open Society Institute, it provides a unique American-style liberal arts curriculum for top students in the region.
About 90% of AUCA students receive financial aid of some sort. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to supplement financial aid packages with loans offered to students starting their freshman year at the university.